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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 30, 2010 1:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 3 reasons to get out & VOTE

These 3 points were posted by me on Festivarian Forum, over at Planet Bluegrass.

Please, please, please... make sure and cast your votes in the upcoming November Elections. Thank You VERY MUCH. Try your best to support candidates who believe in the same values as you. Try contacting them. Ask them to understand your position. Candidates "should" be willing to listen, and be willing to compromise. Easier said, than done...

Here's where I'm coming from:

1) BRING ALL OUR TROOPS HOME IMMEDIATELY! No more wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Join the Peace, Truth, and Reconciliation Movement

Iraq & Afghanistan are the first wars in America’s history financed totally on the credit card. War is never mentioned anymore by The U.S. News Media. Our Wars are certainly not being discussed by Our Politicians, Our Candidates, and The Pundits. The cost of Our Wars is well in excess of the $3 trillion mentioned years ago. Later on, the numbers that we were saying for these costs was actually $3 to $5 trillion. But now, the numbers are much more like $4 to $6 trillion.

2) Support Net Neutrality - our free and open Internet is in jeopardy.

I just posted The Comcast Lawsuit document - violating Net Neutrality! It shows how quickly you will lose your freedom to search, or browse, or locate, or download, or stream and/or ever listen to Grateful Dead tapes again, once Net Neutrality is gone. Bit Torrents will be be hopelessly slow - if you're lucky! Comcast has already been caught red-handed. Comcast was censoring and limiting bandwidth to their internet subscribers who used bit torrents to do file-sharing with others via peer-to-peer networking. Comcast is denying this, even though they got caught. A lawsuit is pending, Hart v. Comcast of Alameda, No. 2:08-MD-1992-LDD. Comcast has proven they will be extorting EXTRA FEES and NEW FEES from everyone. This is just so we can get the same internet we're already getting right now. WTF!!!


Comcast's chief operating officer will be taking over as chief executive of NBC Universal once Comcast officially owns a 51 percent majority stake of the NBC media giant (including MSNBC, CNBC, and all NBC properties).

Please visit Blue Devil's excellent Net Neutrality document.

3) I'm saying older teenager Richard Gertner was sexually molesting the crap out of me when I was 8, 9, 10 years old. Spelling could be Gertner, Gurtner, Gurtnur. Who knows? They all sound the same to me. Richard Gertner is a pedophile rapist who sexually molested me for 2 years... anal, oral - you name it! I'm just another victim. For several years, he lived with his older brother James, and their single mom, in the apartment below mine. Who knows what this guy did when he was finished with me? Before me? He's fair game now. I'm 60 next summer. I have no shame. I've been an open-book here for years, using my real name.

Listen to what Ken Buck is saying. Consider if I were a 12-year-old girl in 1961 instead, and Richard Gertner raped me and got me pregnant. Ken Buck is saying that I must have HIS Government-controlled boot on my neck. Ken Buck is saying I'm forced to have mandatory, full-term pregnancy AND child birth by a pedophile rapist - forced upon me by the U.S.A. government. Ken Buck is saying I would get forced-upon-me Medical Health care to deliver the child. The U.S. taxpayers would be forced to pay the bills for the rapist's pregnancy, and the birth of the Rapist's child.

Ken Buck, in his own words, in YouTube video clip #1 -- 00:18 length:

taped on August 2, 2010, Ken Buck says, "I am pro-life. I don't believe in the exceptions of rape or incest."

Ken Buck, in his own words, in YouTube video clip #2 -- 00:18 length:

taped on March 3, 2010, Ken Buck says, "I don't think our Founding Fathers ever intended for the federal government to have student loans."

Ken Buck comes across as a monster and a sadist.

Disclosures about me:
-- Ken Buck clips were listed by Google when I searched for "ken buck extreme"
-- Ken Buck clips are posted by Michael Bennet's campaign; I am not involved
-- my 30-year electronics career is entirely due to my student loans; and I paid them back
-- my wonderful career is what brought me to Colorado; for over 30 years
-- until age 10, I endured 2 years of major sexual abuse by an adult neighbor
-- I am very pissed off at Republicrats too

Monte Barry

p.s.: Lossless Legs Forum is not accepting postings and discussions about Politics, period. These threads will get Locked. I just discovered this yesterday.

p.p.s.: How do I post pics and web pages here?

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Oct 30, 2010 7:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3 reasons to get out & VOTE

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2010-10-31 02:02:31

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 31, 2010 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3 reasons to get out & VOTE

I'm voting any Incumbants out, the longer in office, the more my vote OOOOUT!! I may even vote twice!
OUT - pelosi, boxer, stark (3bitchesbrew)- too bad they will probably win in this altered state of california.
Brown will get the mentally ill vote...

and sure, imo, Islam does suck, but so do a LOT of religions that regulate and ejaculate controlcrap.

Peace on bro, AND VOTE THE BUMS OUT!!

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 30, 2010 2:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3 reasons to get out & VOTE

Lossless Legs discussion getting locked:

420bikeandhike wrote: (that's me)

gator_wine wrote:
Re: "[Republican] rally head-stomping"

"Rand Paul rally head-stomping" - You Tube clip

When does the actual head-stomping occur?  I see one man pushing her to the ground and the other stepping on her upper back.  I am not a supporter of Rand Paul, nor am I condoning the "thugs" behavior but to use the term "head-stomping" is sensational, inaccurate and detracts from real issues.  She lost all credibility when I read "Activist Lauren Valle suffered a concussion and spent the night in the hospital, and is now “'leaning toward pressing charges.'”

I see a pattern developing here:

Alaska Dispatch founder and editor Tony Hopfinger sits with his hands cuffed in a Central Middle School hallway after being arrested by private security, left, while he was trying to ask US Senate republican candidate Joe Miller questions as Miller was leaving a town hall meeting on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010. An APD Officer, second from right, gathers information from the scene.

Journalist Handcuffed by Senate Candidate Miller's Campaign Security for Asking Real Questions - You Tube clip

I see a bigger pattern developing here:

Democrat Arrested At Republican Eric Cantor Campaign Event

Posted on 10/28/2010

Think Progress reports that this week Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-VA, held a public campaign event at a local coffee shop in Louisa, VA.

It was described as a "friendly event where voters could meet" the Congressman and Republican leader.

Jon Taylor RSVP'd
Jon Taylor, a member of the Louisa Democratic Committee, and his wife RSVP'd to the event and showed up with a sign for Cantor's opponent, Rick Waugh.

The coffee shop owners asked the couple to leave.

When the couple protested, Jon Taylor was dragged out and put on the ground by three law enforcement officers.

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Poster: billydlions Date: Oct 30, 2010 4:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3 reasons to get out & VOTE

Monte, I agree with your feelings about the wars, but I think you need to check your facts on the cost. As of Feb 2010 we have spent 700 bil. I'm not sure where you got 4-6 trillion but that one is way off.


* FY2003 Supplemental: Operation Iraqi Freedom: Passed April 2003; Total $78.5 billion, $54.4 billion Iraq War
* FY2004 Supplemental: Iraq and Afghanistan Ongoing Operations/Reconstruction: Passed November 2003; Total $87.5 billion, $70.6 billion Iraq War
* FY2004 DoD Budget Amendment: $25 Emergency Reserve Fund (Iraq Freedom Fund): Passed July 2004, Total $25 billion, $21.5 billion (estimated) Iraq War
* FY2005 Emergency Supplemental: Operations in the War on Terror; Activities in Afghanistan; Tsunami Relief: Passed April 2005, Total $82 billion, $58 billion (estimated) Iraq War
* FY2006 Department of Defense appropriations: Total $50 billion, $40 billion (estimated) Iraq War.
* FY2006 Emergency Supplemental: Operations Global War on Terror; Activities in Iraq & Afghanistan: Passed February 2006, Total $72.4 billion, $60 billion (estimated) Iraq War
* FY2007 Department of Defense appropriations: $70 billion(estimated) for Iraq War-related costs[4][5]
* FY2007 Emergency Supplemental (proposed) $100 billion
* FY2008 Bush administration has proposed around $190 billion for the Iraq War and Afghanistan[6]
* FY2009 Obama administration has proposed around $130 billion in additional funding for the Iraq War and Afghanistan.[7]
* FY2011 Obama administration proposes around $159.3 billion for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.[8]

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 30, 2010 4:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3 reasons to get out & VOTE

Funding Our Wars - "Freefall in America"

Democracy Now! news hour interview on Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph_Stiglitz.jpgAMY GOODMAN: As the Obama administration rejects a foreclosure moratorium and austerity protests grip Europe, we assess the state of the US and global economy with Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, author of Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy. Stiglitz backs calls for a foreclosure moratorium and says opponents of a new government stimulus "don’t understand basic economics." On war, Stiglitz says Iraq and Afghanistan are "the first wars in America’s history financed totally on the credit card."

Let me ask you how war fits into this. I mean, you co-wrote the book with Linda Bilmes, The Three Trillion Dollar War. How does war fit into our problems with the economy?

JOSEPH STIGLITZ: Well, war fits in because you’re creating a liability, you’re spending money. And when we went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, we already had a deficit. And so, these wars were the first wars in America’s history financed totally on the credit card. So, you’re creating a liability, but you’re not creating an asset. So that’s the kind of spending that does weaken the economy, because it’s one-sided. Now, we came out just a couple weeks with new numbers that unfortunately show that our old numbers were a little wrong, in the sense that they were too conservative.

AMY GOODMAN: Three trillion dollars.

JOSEPH STIGLITZ: Was too little. And particularly what we looked at in a report — we testified before Congress — what we looked at was the large number of troops returning who are disabled. Turned out that the numbers returning disabled are higher than we had estimated. It’s close to 50 percent now. And the cost per disabled, injured troop is higher. So we had talked then about the cost of healthcare and disability payments for our returning troops in the order of maybe a little less than a half-a-trillion dollars. That’s a lot of money. Our new numbers are, best estimate, in excess of $900 billion. These are unfunded liabilities, a moral obligation — they fought for us — unfunded, totally unfunded. The good news is that they were trying to put together a coalition of people who believe in responsible budgeting, that said, "OK, if we’re going to send our troops overseas, we ought to at least put aside the money to pay for the full in costs. The full in costs include the costs of these disabled people.

AMY GOODMAN: So what you’re estimating the cost of both the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan now at?

JOSEPH STIGLITZ: Well, well in excess of the $3 trillion. Before, the numbers that we said were actually three to five trillion. That doesn’t sound as catchy a title as—"The Three to Five Trillion Dollar War." The numbers now are much more like four to six trillion. And —

AMY GOODMAN: And yet, across this country, as the debates over — you know, for various congressional and Senate seats, for any seat, whether you’re talking about a state one, as well, war is almost never raised.

JOSEPH STIGLITZ: Yeah, I don’t understand that, because what should be so clear is that we have a limited amount of resources. And the critics who say we have to worry about the debt are right in emphasizing the economics of scarcity, that we have a limited amount of resources. But the issue isn’t whether to cut back; the issue is how we spend our money, because cutting back would weaken the economy, but reallocating our money, more money for those who are unemployed — remember, we have one of the worst systems of social protection, unemployment insurance, of the advanced industrial countries. We are a whole group of people called the ninety-niners, who have come to the end of their unemployment benefits and are being, you know, left to fend for themselves. So, what we really need to do is to rethink how we spend the money, make sure that we spend the money in a way that will energize our economy. Spending money in Afghanistan, paying money for contractors, are not the way to energize our economy and make our economy strong, competitive for the long run... Amy Goodman's interview with Joseph Stiglitz continued

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Oct 30, 2010 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Get off your ass & VOTE!!

I love the smell of hate in the morning!!

Here are 3 reasons to vote.

1) Because you can
2) Because you can
3) Because you can.

I don't care what your politics are, or who you vote for. Get out and exercise your right to vote. The more people who vote, the more representative of the nation your government will be. Over the last century or so, this country has had dismal voter turnout (typically under 50%), which gives disproportional power to the groups who do turn out. When you don't vote, you are giving more power to others, and making it that much easier for those who oppose your views to win and impose their views on you. Every vote you don't cast is one less that they need to succeed. While it may seem that one vote is inconsequential, when you have whole groups of people who don't speak up (i.e. the poor, homeless and less educated just to name a few) they tend to get under-represented in our government. If every eligible voter would take the time to exercise their right to vote, the government would look a lot different than it does now, and most of these people would not be in power.

Even in districts where you have to wait a long time to vote, it's only one day every 2 years. Get off your ass and vote!!

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 30, 2010 6:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Get off your ass & VOTE!!

re: Purple Gel's "I love the smell of hate in the morning!!"
Caller Reduces Glenn Beck To High-Pitched Hissy Fit

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Oct 30, 2010 4:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3 reasons to get out & VOTE . Glad you're here, Monte!!

I read your post a few weeks ago and was touched by your personal story. I am so sorry that you had to go through such a horrifying experience and I am so happy that you are here with us so many years later to call that Bastard out.

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2010-10-30 23:47:24

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 30, 2010 6:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3 reasons to get out & VOTE

billionaire Media Moguls destroying Our Democracy

Ted Turner destroyed America's TV news journalism as we "knew it" with his CNN, CNN International, Headline News, and his other Time Warner holdings. Turner's news broadcasting empire "killed the competition." Then Ted Turner's CNN ran Lou Dobbs shows for years!

Lou Dobbs keeps flailing the dead horse of his fake ACORN 'scandal'

Lou Dobbs had worked with CNN since its founding in 1980, serving as a reporter and vice president. He was the host and managing editor for CNN's Moneyline, which premiered in 1980 and was renamed Lou Dobbs Tonight in 2003. Dobbs resigned from CNN in 1999, rejoined in 2000, and resigned again in November 2009. Not to mention, his CNN launched and aired scores of Glenn Beck's TV shows.

Caller Reduces Glenn Beck To High-Pitched Hissy Fit

In January 2006, CNN's Headline News announced that Beck would host a nightly news-commentary show in their new prime-time block Headline Prime. The show, simply called Glenn Beck, aired weeknights at 7:00 p.m., repeating at 9:00 p.m. and midnight (all times Eastern) from May 8, 2006 to October 16, 2008.

What does Ted Turner think about Anderson Cooper's & Wolf Blitzer's "hard-hitting" reality-TV fake-news, trying to suppress Voters and Voting via censorship and propaganda?

It's Priceless!!!

Ted Turner's net worth is $2 billion.

Ted Turner is the largest individual landholder in North America! Ted Turner OWNS approximately two million acres of personal and ranch land. Ted Turner's Western properties consist of 15 ranches in seven states (Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Oklahoma).

GE & Comcast announce joint $37 Billion NBC deal

Murdoch Seizes Wall St. Journal In $5 Billion Coup

not to mention his Fox Republican News channel

News Corp Donates $1 MILLION To Republican Governors Association
Rupert Murdoch
and his Family

DemocracyNow! news-hour
is run by Amy Goodman

Juan Gonzales
Amy Goodman
Democracy Now! is funded entirely through contributions from listeners, viewers, and foundations. We do not accept advertisers, corporate underwriting, or government funding. This allows us to maintain our independence.

meet the DemocracyNow! crew

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Oct 31, 2010 2:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3 reasons to get out & VOTE

I found Waldo